Saturday, September 12, 2009

Review: Th1rteen R3asons Why

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Title: Th1rteen R3asons Why
Author: Jay Asher
Publisher: Razorbill
Price: $16.99 USD HB
Release: 2007
Grade: A
Rating: 15+
Summary: (Amazon)
When Clay Jenson plays the casette tapes he received in a mysterious package, he's surprised to hear the voice of dead classmate Hannah Baker. He's one of 13 people who receive Hannah's story, which details the circumstances that led to her suicide. Clay spends the rest of the day and long into the night listening to Hannah's voice and going to the locations she wants him to visit. The text alternates, sometimes quickly, between Hannah's voice (italicized) and Clay's thoughts as he listens to her words, which illuminate betrayals and secrets that demonstrate the consequences of even small actions. Hannah, herself, is not free from guilt, her own inaction having played a part in an accidental auto death and a rape.

Cover: 5/5
The Cover was really great. The fact that the reverse of the cover had a map of the town was great! You could follow along with Clay as he went to the places detailed in the book.

Title: 5/5
The title was 100% perfection! It told us so much about the story without actually saying it. I was very intrigued by the title; it made me want to find out more about the book.

Characters: 5/5
The characters were incredibly well developed. I found it easy to connect with each one because they were so vividly portrayed.

Plot: 5/5
The plot was so very unique. I loved all the twists and turns that were given throughout every page. Each page gave another unique and descriptive concept.

Setting: 5/5
A lot of this story relied on setting. So many aspects happened in multiple places so the author had to develop the setting fully.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I loved this book. I finished it in one day haha.